In less than 48 hours, I’ll be Tokyo-bound. But between now and then, I’ve got A LOT to do. Still, there’s always time for a blog update…
Yesterday, we gave and received notes on three outlines: Episode 1 (Paul’s story, which will shoot second), Episode 3 (my story, which will shoot fourth), and Episode 4 (Carl’s story, which will shoot first). Rob will probably send me his outline (episode 2, shooting third) while I’m in Japan, presuming I’ll have time to read it and email my thoughts between my visit to Ice Cream City for the unagi-vanilla and an afternoon coffee at one of those cafes where the waitresses dress up like maids. As for Brad’s outline – Outline? He don’t need no stinking outline!
Anyway, I made a point of carefully writing down everyone’s suggestions on the hard copy of my outline and, once our meeting was concluded, packed up and headed home. Well, packed up everything EXCEPT the hard copy of my outline with the notes. So, I phoned up Birthday Boy Lawren, had him track down the outline (I’d forgotten it in Ashleigh’s office), and instructed him to give it to Carl who I was meeting for dinner that night.
Yes, last night, Rob, Carl, and I got together for one final pre-Tokyo culinary blow-out. We went to Quattro, home of Carl’s favorite pasta dish in the world. That’s right, Carl is a fan of fettucine tartufati, USC, and our very own blog regular PG-15. Anyway, despite the fact that I almost forgot the outline at the restaurant, it was a great evening all around, made even greater by the fact that Carl picked up the bill.
By the way, to all those wondering about SGU’s ratings – while the same day numbers have downticked somewhat, the DVR percentages continue to rise. What does that mean? Well, we’ve retained all of our audience from the premiere – which is pretty damn impressive.
The kindle is finally available in Canada. If I’d known a few days earlier, I actually would have purchased one for my Tokyo trip.
To answer a few questions (something surprisingly difficult to do given that I’m writing this blog entry on dial-up and I’m apparently incapable of opening a second window)…
Shadow Step writes: @Alex – Anyone with a sane mind would like this SGU show: “Not if they wanted science fiction.”
Answer: True. They did the body-swapping/advanced race tech thing in last week’s Grey’s Anatomy as well.
Klemen writes: “…are we going to meet some sentient alien beings in season 1?”
Answer: Yes, but you’ll have to wait until after the mid-season hiatus. But not long after the mid-season hiatus.
Alex writes: “Is it me or all the people who is posting here (except me of course) are dumbed down.”
Answer: Nope, it’s definitely not you. In fact, I would say the exact opposite to be true.
Alex also writes: “syfy lack good scifi series, I have to stay with V and fringe as of now.”
Answer: Well, you’ll be missed. Really.
Mondschaf writes: “He (Rush) would gain an imense knowledge of the ancients by using it, knowledge about Destiny and perhaps even ascension.”
Answer: Or die trying. In his mind, he’s too valuable to risk. And he has a point.
Aaron writes: “Has any of the feedback from fans and other reviews been taken into account while you’ve been spinning season 2?”
Answer: Which ones? The positive feedback from fans and reviewers who are enjoying the show or the negative feedback from fans and reviewers who find it wanting? We’re aware of both.
Belouchi writes: “I was wondering why the networks wont show the eppy Space before the mid season break?”
Answer: SyFy breaks up the season at its halfway mark. As a result, they air the first ten episodes early, and the last ten episodes late. Space is episode 11, so it belongs in the back ten.
Parks writes: “Then on the “Life” episode, producers decided to be all “cutting edge” ala 2006 with the lesbian kiss.”
Answer: I know, I know. Being a lesbian is SOOO 2006. Still, rumor has it there are a handful or so still kicking around, occasionally kissing their partners. No official reported sightings, mind you, but still. Also, your notion that the kiss is in any way controversial displays a mindset more attuned with 1986.
Today’s entry is dedicated to Angelus and Angelus’s dad.